Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

Another batch of Su-35S will enter service with Russian Aerospace Force in late 2017

MOSCOW, May 30. /TASS/. The Russian Aerospace Force is expected to complete the trials and take state-of-the-art Su-35S plane into service in late 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Tuesday.

“As of today, over 50 aircraft are undergoing operational evaluation and trials at units of the Aerospace Force. We expect that the state joint trials will be completed at the end of this year and the aircraft will be taken into service,” Borisov said.

As the Defense Ministry said, the Su-35S is undergoing the concluding stage of state joint trials to assess the efficiency of using its new armament in super-maneuverable modes, onboard equipment and automated control systems.

Source tass.com

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Russian Aerospace Force Su-35S inventory

Russian Air Force – 58 Su-35S fighters in inventory as of December 2016. 50 ordered in January 2016.

Dzemgi Airport – 23

Centralnaya Uglovaya – 11

Besovets – 10

Lipetsk Air Base – 7

Akhtubinsk – 7

Source wikiwand.com

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Boeing to design, develop upgrades for F/A-18 electronics

The $86.3 million contract is to design, develop and install upgrades for both software and hardware on the F/A-18 series of aircraft.

By Stephen Carlson   |         June 1, 2017 at 9:43 AM

June 1 (UPI) — Boeing has received a $86.3 million modification to an existing contract to design, develop and install upgrades for both software and hardware on the F/A-18 series of aircraft.

The upgrades Boeing has contracted for include the A/B, C/D and E/F models, as well as the EA-18G electronic warfare variation of the plane.

The program includes the U.S. Navy and aircraft used by Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Canada. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Miss., and China Lake, Calif.

Funding will be provided as orders are issued. The U.S. Navy is slated for $79.4 million, with contributions coming from other participating nations in the program. Work is expected to be completed by December 2018.

The F/A-18 series of multirole fighters is capable of operating from airstrips and aircraft carriers. It is designed for both air-superiority missions and land attack, and can carry a variety of ordnance ranging from air-to-air missiles and precision-guided bombs to standoff munitions.

The platform has been steadily upgraded, including the introduction of the Super Hornet. The EA-18G is an electronic warfare platform capable of jamming enemy radars, communications and missiles.

Original post: upi.com

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Note – No details of the upgrade at current time…….

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